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Night opening of the Ancient Theatre

Friday 28th and Sunday 30th August 2020

 

The Ancient Theatre of  Taormina is usually open from one hour after sunrise till one hour before sunset (from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm in August).
On August 28th and 30th, the theatre will stay open till midnight. Last entrance at 11.00 pm

It is necessary to book the ticket on www.aditusculture.com or on www.parconaxostaormina.com. Entrance is allowed only if you wear a mask and after checking your body temperature.

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Ticket: € 10,00

 

MORE INFO
Taormina-Giardini Archealogical Park >> urp.parco.archeo.naxos@regione.sicilia.it – www.parconaxostaormina.com – Tel. 0039 0942 51 001 – 0039 0942 628 738

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

I Tre Tenori

The Three Tenors

from Opera to Musical

Taormina Opera Stars Festival

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 27th August 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

The three tenors are Delfo Paone, Paolo Spagnuolo and Raffaele Tassone.
Piano: Davide Dellisanti
Special Guest Le DIV4S – Italian Sopranos

 

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it

Cavea > € 30,00

 

 

MORE INFO
Taormina Opera Stars > www.taorminaoperastars.it – taorminaoperastarsrl@gmail.com

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

Lirica made in Sicily

Opera made in Sicily

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 26th August 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

A Gala with some of the most important Sicilian opera artists who made famous Sicily all around the world. Extraordinary artists such as Simone Alaimo, Pietro Ballo, Jessica Nuccio and Enea Scala wish to pay homage to their land with tonight’s Opera Gala.
A dutiful tribute to the “Swan of Catania” Vincenzo Bellini with some pages taken from Norma, I Puritani and Sonnambula.
A look at what is probably the most famous opera composer in the world – Giuseppe Verdi – with suites from Nabucco, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Aida.
And eventually a greeting to the most playful and ingenious composer in the history of the opera, Gioacchino Rossini, with Il Barbiere di Siviglia, L’Italiana in Algeri, Cenerentola.

But the artists will not forget to sing arias from some Italian “Operetta” Musica Proibita, Tu che mi hai preso il cuor, Non ti scordar di me.

 

Direction: Francesco Costa
Piano: Ruben Micieli
Voices: Coro Lirico Siciliano

 

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it

Cavea (upper circle) – sector 1, central : € 61,50 – Reduced (under 25/over 65) € 49,50
Cavea (upper circle) – sector 2, intermediate: € 41,50 – Reduced (under 25/over 65) € 33,50
Cavea (upper circle) – sector 3, lateral: € 26,50 – Reduced (under 25/over 65) € 21,50

 

 

MORE INFO
Coro Lirico Siciliano > www.facebook.com/coroliricosiciliano – grancoro@hotmail.it – T. 0039 347 515 5833

Festival dei Teatri della Pietra > T. and Whatsapp: 0039 351 546 0236

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Le Quattro Stagioni

The Four Seasons

by Antonio Vivaldi

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 25th August 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. They were written around 1716–1717 and published in 1725 in Amsterdam.

They were a revolution in musical conception: in them Vivaldi represented flowing creeks, singing birds (of different species, each specifically characterized), a shepherd and his barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, drunken dancers, hunting parties from both the hunters’ and the prey’s point of view, frozen landscapes, and warm winter fires.

Unusually for the period, Vivaldi published the concerti with accompanying sonnets (possibly written by the composer himself) that elucidated what it was in the spirit of each season that his music was intended to evoke. The concerti therefore stand as one of the earliest and most detailed examples of what would come to be called program music—i.e., music with a narrative element. Vivaldi took great pains to relate his music to the texts of the poems, translating the poetic lines themselves directly into the music on the page. For example, in the middle section of “Spring”, when the goatherd sleeps, his barking dog can be heard in the viola section. The music is elsewhere similarly evocative of other natural sounds. Vivaldi divided each concerto into three movements (fast–slow–fast), and, likewise, each linked sonnet into three sections.

 

Direction

Giulio Plotino

 

Orchestra and technical Staff

Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania

 

PROGRAMME

Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring” (La primavera)
Allegro (in E major); Largo e pianissimo sempre (in n C♯ minor); Allegro pastorale (in E major)

Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer” (L’estate)
Allegro non molto (in G minor); Adagio e piano – Presto e forte (in G minor); Presto (in G minor)

Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “Autumn” (L’autunno)
Allegro (in F major); Adagio molto (in D minor); Allegro (in F major)

Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” (L’inverno)
Allegro non molto (in F minor); Largo (in E♭ major); Allegro (in F minor)

 

The Program may vary by adding:

Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K 239
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Marcia. Maestoso (D major), Minuetto (D major), Rondò. Allegretto (D major)

 

 

TICKETS on boxol.it

Cavea – sector 1, central > € 22,00
Cavea – sector 2, intermediate > € 16,50
Cavea – sector 3, lateral > € 11,50

 

 

MORE INFO
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

“Les Italiens de l’Opéra de Paris” (Source: balarm.it)

Les Italien de l’Opera de Paris

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 23rd August 2020 @ 9.00 pm

 

At the Ballet National de l’Opéra de Paris (the first ballet school in history established by Louis 14th in 1661 in Paris) only a small percentage of the company can be foreign. This percentage is currently dominated by the presence of Italian dancers.
On an initiative of the principal dancer, the Italian Alessio Carbone, Les Italiens de l’Opéra de Paris celebrates the success and achievement of 11 dancers who have managed to enter one of the most prestigious and competitive ballet school in the world. They are: Valentine Colasante, Letizia Galloni, Sofia Rosolini, Ambre Chiarcosso, Simone Velastro, Antonio Conforti, Francesco Vantaggio, Francesco Mura, Andrea Sarri and Giorgio Fourès.

 

 

TICKETS on boxol.it

Cavea – entrance 1 > € 30,00

Cavea – entrance 2 > € 30,00

 

 

 

MORE INFO
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Puccini e Verdi Opera Gala

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 20th August 2020 @ 21.30 pm

 

PUCCINI and VERDI OPERA GALA will be an opportunity to appreciate great voices of the Italian and international opera scene.

In the first part of the evening we will be able to listen to the eternal and sublime melodies with which Giacomo Puccini embodied the love and the strength of feeling; a tribute to the composer who has always praised love and beauty. Suite from “La Bohème”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Tosca”, “Il Tabarro”, “Turandot” and “La Fanciulla del West”.

The second part is a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi, known as “the Swan of Busseto” who brought embodied the to the theatre the most sublime human feelings, the man who managed to bring the human voice to its highest peaks. The most interesting pages from “Don Carlo”, “Aida”, “Il Trovatore”, “Rigoletto”, “La Traviata”, “Ernani”, “A Masked Ball” “Nabucco”, and many others.

 

Direction: Francesco Costa
Piano: Ruben Micieli
Voices: Coro Lirico Siciliano

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it

Cavea (upper circle) – sector 1, central : € 61,50 – Reduced (under 25/over 65) € 49,50
Cavea (upper circle) – sector 2, intermediate: € 41,50 – Reduced (under 25/over 65) € 33,50
Cavea (upper circle) – sector 3, lateral: € 26,50 – Reduced (under 25/over 65) € 21,50

 

 

MORE INFO
Coro Lirico Siciliano > www.facebook.com/coroliricosiciliano – grancoro@hotmail.it – T. 0039 347 515 5833

Festival dei Teatri della Pietra > T. and Whatsapp: 0039 351 546 0236

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Al Passo con i Templi

Il Risveglio degli Dei – Alba al Teatro Antico

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 19th August 2020 @ 05.00 am

 

 

A show written and directed by Marco Savatteri and produced by the Casa del Musical.

50 interpreters including singers, dancers and two international artists: the illusionist and dancer Alexis Arts, in the role of Hermes, and the lyric soprano Rossana Potenza who will play Hera, the queen of the Gods.

The performance weaves together different performing arts with moments of ritual and divination dance, a cappella songs, lyrical moments, epic duels such as the one between Hector and Achilles and special effects such as the stolen fire by Prometeo. Spectators will be able to follow the games of Faun, Satyrs and Nymphs and discover the enchantment of the panorama that is revealed at sunrise.

Apollo and Daphne

 

TICKETS on boxol.it

Cavea > € 15,00

 

COMUNICATO STAMPA in italiano – Italian Press Release

 

 

MORE INFO
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler (reopening in 2021)  – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

Gala Lirico “Solo per amore”

Taormina Lyric Summer Concert

CELEBRAZIONI BELLINIANE

Ancient Theatre, Friday 14th August 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

Tonight the Fondazione Taormina Arte and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania present a Lyric Summer Concert, a tribute to Vincenzo Bellini – the most loved Sicilian composer – and Giuseppe Vertdi.

 

Director: Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Sopran: Anna Pirozzi
Tenor: Fabio Sartori
Mezzosoprano: Veronica Simeoni
Baritono: Simone Piazzola

 

 

TICKETS on boxol.it

Cavea – sector 1, central > € 33,00
Cavea – sector 2, intermediate > € 22,50
Cavea – sector 3, lateral > € 16,50

 

 

Programme

Vincenzo Bellini

Norma > Sinfonia
I Puritani > “Ah per sempre io ti perdei”
I Capuleti e i Montecchi > “Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio”
Norma > “Meco all’altar di Venere” – “Norma viene” – “Sediziose voci,voci di guerra” – “Casta Diva” – Terzetto “Oh di qual sei tu vittima”

 

Giuseppe Verdi

La forza del destino > Sinfonia
Un ballo in maschera > “Eri tu che macchiavi quell’anima”
Nabucco > “Va pensiero”
Don Carlo > “Per me giunto…O Carlo ascolta”

 

Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvrueur > “Acerba voluttà”

 

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca > “Vissi d’arte”
Turandot > “Nessun dorma”

 

(The programme may vary slightly)

Orchestra, Chorus and technical staff > Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania

 

 

 

MORE INFO
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Edoardo Bennato

in

Sono solo Canzonette

Peter Pan Rock’n’Roll Tour 2020

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 13th August 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

Edoardo Bennato (born July 23, 1946, Naples, Italy) is an Italian singer-songwriter.
His career began in the early Sixties as one of the most creative and innovative songwriters of his time. His music distinguished itself for being an imaginative blend of blues, rock and roll, folk influences and even hints of opera

On stage the “Be Band” made by Giuseppe Scarpato (guitars), Raffaele Lopez (keyboards), Gennaro Porcelli (guitars), Arduino Lopez (bass), Roberto Perrone (drums).

 

TICKEST on ticketone.it

Cavea – sector 1, central > € 59,19
Cavea – sector 2, lateral > € 39,90

 

 

MORE INFO
www.bennato.net
www.facebook.com/EdoardoBennato

Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera (reopening in 2021) – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Carmina Burana

A scenic cantata by Carl Orff

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 12th August 2020

 

Tonight the Fondazione Taormina Arte and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania present Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed in 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (“Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magical images”). It was first performed by the Oper Frankfurt on 8 June 1937. The first and last section of the piece are called “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” (“Fortune, Empress of the World”) and start with the very well known “O Fortuna”.

 

 

Director: Dario Lucantoni
Choirmaster: Luigi Petrozziello
Choirmaster, white voice: Daniela Giambra
Soprano: Eleonora Bellocci
Tenor: Shalva Mukeria
Baritone: Franco Vassallo

 

Orchestra, Chorus and technical staff > Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania

 

TICKETS on boxol.it

Cavea – sector 1, central > € 33,00
Cavea – sector 2, intermediate > € 22,00
Cavea – sector 3, lateral > € 16,50

 

 

MORE INFO
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taoarte.it – info@taormina-arte.com – T. 0039 391 746 2146

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione Svizzera – Hotel Villa Schuler – Hotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta